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you're watching cbs5 "eyewitness news." . but by gosh i think our citizens deserve some information from pg&e. >> hundreds of pipelines hidden under ground. could another bay area be at risk too? why some city leaders say they are being stonewalled by pg&e. reporting the structure fire with parties trapped inside the residence. the dramatic calls of first responders in san bruno, what police and firefighters were dealing with as nephews faced an raging inferno. >> and an abrupt face from sierra is a should. >> a message four stories high. i'm ken bass city a. >> i'm dana king. after seeing what happened in san bruno, people want to know are their neighborhoods next. this map gives a general idea of the hundreds of miles of
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pipeline snaking underground. but two bay area cities found to have the highest risk pipelines want pg&e to tell them exactly where they are. joe vasquez on why pg&e says it can't do that. >> it's just red line. >> reporter: livermore mayor showed us. >> amanda: his fire department was able to skirt up. a pipeline underneath vineyards, it is about the only populated area nearby. accord to go a pg&e report from 2009 obtained by cbs5 the utility said it needed to fix this stretch of pipeline calling it the highest-risk pipeline in the bay area. the livermore mayor says he was shocked, he asked pg&e for more specifics but never got an answer today. >> no doubt it's on the south end of the city and it doesn't impact as many people as it would in neighborhoods in san
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brown oh but by gosh i think our citizens deserve some information from pgee so we know what this means. >> what information have you got. >> the truth is nothing. accord to go the same paperwork they need to replace a four- mile section of pipeline 131 in fremont and call this the second highest risk pipeline in the bay area. the fire chief says he knows it fakes through but he couldn't get any more specifics from pg&e either. >> right now they can't tell us so they are under, i'm told, that because of the ongoing investigation by the national transportation safety board, they are being constrained from discussing the condition of their infrastructure right now. >> reporter: given what happened in san brown oh state assemblyman jerry hill says it's time for a law forcing pg&e to make the most at risk pipelines public. they claim that in they divulge or disclose that information then it would be subject to terrorist activity
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or some problems with that. i don't agree with that. i think that here again the idea is transparency. people should nowhere those pipes are. >> reporter: ever since that explosion on thursday they have been capping this information, security for security reasons. they told a news group if you want to know if you're sitting on one of these peoples, you can ask them and they'll write you back. you can submit the answer in writing. this is slow for the city leaders, we're talking the livermore mayor who told me he found out about this high risk business by watching our newscast last night, spent the whole day today ken trying to find out details only to find out most of the pipeline runs right here thuy these vineyards. >> thank you joe, i heard the same story in south san francisco. a 30" transmission line through that city is the exact same line, an extension of it, that blew up in san brown oh. and the public works director, the guy who runs the whole showdown there for south city,
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he still hasn't been told where things are? >> we have asked that they share this information with us so we can integrate it into our graphic information system or gis system, but they do not want to share that level of information with us. >> he says the utility company only revealed the location of the transmission line when the city was forced to replace a nearby sewer line. it snakes south through residential neighborhoods by schools and even neighborhoods. that pipeline runs underground here on antoinette lane. on this side of the street apartment complexes but on that side of the street just beyond that tree and underground that's the b.a.r.t. tunnel that runs from south san francisco to san brown oh. >> we did not know how large it was. we were a bit surprised to find out it was a 30" diameter line. >> we talked about this a little bit last night, joe. those sections of pipe we're talking about actually rank in the top 100 highest-risk
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sections in pg&e's own 2007 capital summary report. these are the most critical ones, the ones that need to get fixed right away. >> reporter: as a matter of fact. and when we talk about risk it's worth repeating we talk about this too. ntsb says risk doesn't necessarily mean they found some damage to the pipeline. it could mean a variety of factors, the most important of which is it runs through a high population area. i was talking to a lady in fremont who said they went through the trouble of going to the library, her husband is a geologist. they found information that not only are they sitting on the that pipeline, they are sitting on the hay ward fault. they sold their house after they found that out. >> joe vasquez in livermore. >> moments after the explosion a man grabbed his cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffery says the blast knocked him off his feet but after making sure his family was out of the house he called 911 and took the video with his phone. he wasn't the only one to call.
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robert liles on the confusion and frustration heard on the radio dispatch tapes. >> 72 engine 91, engine 34, battalion 5, truck 28, responding to an alarm with a plane crash san brown oh avenue. >> the firefighters train for the unimaginable. but never could they imagine this. >> initially we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport. when the second call came in, i personally was thinking itself might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: surrounded by walls of fire 100 feet high it was hard to tell up from down. >> what is your location? >> i'm at wind trop and i can't remember the other side of the street. i'm just northeast. we've got major heat, trying to move people out of these homes right now. >> reporter: and somebody said it was like they took a saturn 5 rocket and tipped it upside
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down at the blast off. >> reporter: a blast that took out the hydrant. >> stop that engine. we have no water at this hydrant. we need them to lead into us. >> reporter: that could only be done by air. >> this is cal fire is available to get a fly-over thing so we can see what we have. we have no idea. >> reporter: so pump per trucks and hoses stretched for blocks while neighbors became emergency workers. >> so what we did was asked citizens to drive people with second degree burns on hands and face to the hospital. >> the first structures burned in your branch, the number of injuries, the number of fatalities within 30 minutes. the return response disheartening. >> 911, go interview, the structure fire with parties trapped inside the residence. >> the report she gave us is
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completely gone. >> as of tonight the ntsb is investigating why it took more than an hour and 40 minutes to shut off the gas main. while they investigate consider this the shut off valve is behind a fence about a mile from what is being called ground zero and the only way to stop the flow of gas was for a worker to manually turn the two valves. >> because that thing is so old. >> 1956 was its construction date and it has not been changed. >> hearing those tapes is so difficult but it's so important to help piece it together. >> not only to peels it together but to hopefully prevent this from happening going forward. >> robert liles, thank you. the coroner has identified a fourth victim now, 81-year- old elizabeth torres, she was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blue. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine kids, her son in law suffered severe burns trying to get her out of the house. torres is one of three people confirmed dead on clermont drive. mother and daughter jaclyn and gentleman necessary a greg live
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next door, still missing tonight are three members of the bullis family two doors down from the griggs. also killed was jessica morales whether was visiting her boyfriend's home on earl avenue right next to the blast site. the children from san brown oh baseball eagles were a part of ceremonies tonight at at&t park in honor of the blast victims. they donated $3 from every ticket sold at tonight's game to the recovery effort. they say they raised more than $100,000. for more information on how you can help, and there still is a need for help, latest on the investigation, you can log onto in other news tonight one of the three american hikers jailed in iran is on her way home. tehran released sarah shourd on a half million dollars bail. we have more on her reunion with her my lord after a year behind bars. >> reporter: free at last. after 410 days of imprisonment
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sarah shourd arrived in the gulf state of oh, man safely back in the arms of her mother. in iran just hours before showered has left prison with a police escort to face one last hurdle before her flight out. staying on message with the local media. >> i especially particularly want to address president am a din a shad, and the officials and thank them for the humanitarian gestures. then a bitter sweet good-bye. showered leaves behind her two fellow americans. >> my first priority is to help my fiance shane bower and my friend josh visit tal regain their freedom because they don't deserve to be in prison any more. >> reporter: all three were last seen together in may when tea were allowed a short visit with their motors who had traveled to iran from the united states. during that visit showered announced she would marry bower who, wile in jail, had made an
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engagement ring with threads from his shirt. it was in july of 2009 when the three americans on a tour of the middle east went hiking near a water fall on the iran/iraq border. they were arrested for crossing into iran illegally and sent to jail accused of spying. a year later sarah shourd's mother made a special appeal for her daughter's release. >> she has a precancerous condition and i'm actually worried that this young woman is gonna get cancer for reel. >> reporter: iran's president ahmadinejad may have heard that plea. he announced he would free showered on saturday but the plan was delayed by his political enemies wanting to embarrass him. they insisted in the end on half a million dollars bail. sarah shourd an her family know there is the lucky ones. there is no talk of bail or freedom for the other two american prisoners tonight still in jail in iraq. >> as for the half a million dollars bail, neither the
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shourd family for the u.s. government said they put up that money. coming up from inresults to endorsements how jerry brown is benefiting after bad pouting former president bill clinton. sharing your vision of a future in a four-storey frame. how social media is being made into art in silicon valley. >> and can you say cattle call? how the airlines may soon be able to cram more people on your airplane. bay area harvest season now in full swing. the worst thing that can possibly happen? rain. we'll tell you the date to expect itself as "eyewitness news" continues right here on cbs5. .] shure ♪ but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong."
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jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth. [ breathing heavily ] whoa! [ male announcer ] sometimes you just don't see it coming.
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between former president bill clinton, and jerry brown. another twist in the rocky relationship between former president bill clinton and jerry brown. today, mr. clinton endorsed jerry brown's candidacy for governor. this all comes a day after brown apologized to the former president for making a joke about the monica lewinsky scandal. the two men have traded shots at each other since they both sought the democratic nomination for president in 1992. headlines now from around the bay area. san francisco supervisors gave approval to a new tax on alcohol served at bars and restaurants, but the vote was 7- 3 and that is one vote short of
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what is needed to override mayor newsome's promised zito. the new fee would add an extra 5 cents to a bottle of beer, even more for hard liquor with that money going to alcohol abuse programs. and honda is returning to the port of richmond after pulling out in the 90s. they'll resume shipping vehicles there boosting port business by 35%. honda h ah will so make $37 million in improvements into the facility. silicon valley on the cutting edge of art tonight. right now you can express yourself in a big way with pictures, posts andre just old fashioned speech. kiet do is in san jose with the unusual public art project. that's it over your shoulder, huh kit? >> reporter: it is fleeting, interactive, and electronic. it's public art, silicon valley smile. >> i'm interested in seeing you know what kind of conversation happens. who knows.
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>> reporter: starting now through sunday the project called off dripped is being projected on the side of the newest four story building in san jose. the premise is simple. answer the questions. what is your dream for the future. users can draw their answer using a smart phone and a short time later the 30-foot image appears. >> you put it in space and start seeing the other people around you doing that kind of thing it changes the way you interpret it and changes the interactions you have with people and the ideas that you're engaging. >> reporter: you can also send your thoughts, 140 characters or less, via text, email, twitter, facebook or with an old fashioned voice mail. for details go to off scripts. nancy shoe bart's a graphic designer and admits that it's pretty amazing. >> i love the whole idea of public art and, you know, something that may be created as you're watching it. >> off script. redefining art one upload at a time.
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and the off-script art project kicks up at about sundown every day. that's about 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. and runs until midnight and that ends on sunday. ken? >> all right. kiet do. the latest from san jose. >> kiet looked like a hologram there. >> that's good. >> we have more art from alberta. what i was noticing he wasn't wearing a jacket, that means it wasn't that cold where he was. >> very observant. we have the actioning gibb let's moon on its way to becoming a full moon on september 23rd. we can see it in the past 30 minutes but by the time you head out the door everybody has a little bit of a chill in the air. you might need a light jacket and the low to mid-50s, we'll be shrouded in areas of low clouds and fog. that's after tonight's numbers bottom out between 49 and 53 degrees, mid-50s in oakland back through concord. here it is, leading edge of that marine layer all the way
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into the ultimate pest. again, nobody is going to see it but the clouds do retreat back to the coast during the daytime hours, everybody enjoys a little bit of sunshine, but check in out. this cold front, becoming a little bit more defined, even though it's backing up against the ridge of 47, looks like it will swing into the north bay by friday midday producing that slight chance of rain showers and across the rest of the district saturday night and sunday morning. otherwise the pinpoint forecast numbers going up anywhere between 1 and 6 degrees but still averaging slightly below normal this time of the year. we should be 84 in in san jose instead of 78 degrees. east in lever more, 70 in oakland. warmer tomorrow at will 0 degrees. meanwhile the cbs friday forecast again, that chance of rain in the north bay on friday, chances also across the entire bay area saturday and sunday and then dry conditions
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monday and tuesday. that is the pinpoint forecast. hang out. stay with us. we'll be right back after this. . >> pinpoint weather sponsored by mancini sleepworld. we invite you to save 50% on the top brand mattresses with no payments until january 2012. ,, i'm ahmed mady and i'm a homebuilder. ,, my father brought me up to give back to society... felicia jackson promised her late sister that she would take care of her children. but she needed help. i used my american express open card to get half a million points to buy building materials to help build the jackson family a new home.
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well, i know if my dad was still around, he would have told me, with no doubt... he would have told me it's a no brainer and i knew that from the start. it was an honor. booming is moving forward by giving back. as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks]
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with this one. it's called the saddle seat. it provides almost 10" less leg room and would presumably cost passengers less. the seat was unveiled at an aircraft interiors expo today in long beach. sound like fun. the company says it hasn't taken any orders but it has gotten a lot of interest. >> bow legged people in the air force. i think it's past. a question a lot of people are asking. the lawmakers can't pass a state budget but they still get paid every day. tonight's good question, how much are california state legislators getting paid? you're looking at the highest- paid state insulators in the country. that's right. california's 120 assembly and senate members are paid more money than legislators in any other state. according to the national conference of state ledge islay tours current legislative pay in california is $95,291 per
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year. >> not the huge six-figure salaries some assumed but still not chickenfeed according to brandon klein with the group common klein. >> they don't set their own pay. it's actually determined by the california compensation commission which was established by voters in 1990. >> the voters fed up by the legislators seeming inability to pass the legislation on time passed 1f that passed last year. that puts a halt on any increase in pay in any year the state runs a deficit. have each advocated withholding their pay altogether until a budget is passed. it wouldn't have course make a substantive difference in the budget deficit. not much at all. >> no. >> you might as well pay them and make them go to work? >> right. at least they are accountable, i mean, if you're paying them. >> i need your good questions. send them to me at trying to steal a one
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" " the dodgers came to town tonight with one goal. keep the giants from getting the playoff bert. >> they are trying to impact the pennant race by, you know, playing havoc with the teams that are in it, and that's our job now. >> barry zito pitched one of his best games of the year. 5 strikeouts, no earned runs, one hit allowed. even the sharks were impressed watching this game. sixth inning, two outs, bases loaded, casey blake, back up the middle. juan uribe can't make the toss to end the inning and the dodgers take the 1-0 lead. uribe could not get the ball out of his glove. zito was done for the night. ninth inning, tying run at first, clayton kershaw strikes out aubrey huff. pitches a four hit shutout. 1-0 despite allowing 1 base hit. zito's losing streak reaches a record 12 outings. he smashes a spin much hit, two- run home run, his opinion much
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at jack. they hold on for dear life. here the latest. they fall a game and a half behind the padres in west and the braves in the wildcard standings. the royals chopped up gio gonzalez and the a's today. gonzalez only goes two innings, his shortest outing in 30 starts, gave up 7 earned runs. royals blow out the athletics 11-3. now the record is 72-72. jockey was paralyzed when his horse landed on top of him. >> where is the favorite. lost him. out of business. he is there and warm earn, can't see him. >> martinez spinal cord was severed by three shattered vertebrae when his horse fair and warmer stumbled and fell on top of him. he is paralyzed from the waist down and remains in critical but stable condition tonight. >> we have had a number of bad accidents but this is by far the most catastrophic and a tragic. >> everyone who runs horses
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nose you could end up with broken bones or be crippled or dead. that's the ugly part of it but there is a lot of great things too, a lot of great rewards. reggie bush is giving back hills heisman trophy after it was discovered he received improper benefits. it's the first time ever that a layer has given back his award. at number 5 here is a dog showing juan uribe, this is how you play defence. tony larussa showing off his dogs in st. louis. at number 4, dan uggla has hit 30 home runs. they say he can't field. looks pretty good to me on this ground ball by ryan howard. they win 3-1. aggressive at first base. number 3, ruben tejada gloves it, rips it, jose urea spins, complete double play. mets beat the pirates 9-1, my question was that better than number 2. gore dan beckham flips it. double play, white sox lose
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though, lose 9-3 to the twins. roberta. curtis granderson robs ben zobrist of an extra base hit. they win it in the 10th. they get back into first place, 8-7 win and we'll be back world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again.
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she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in california. her after school law is keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's fighting every day to create new jobs. i'm working to make california the leader in clean energy. to jump-start our small businesses with tax credits and loans to create thousands more california jobs. i'm barbara boxer, and i approve this message... because i want to see the words made in america again. the news is always on c-b-s 5 umm, yeah, tuesday. >> prove it. >> well, in 25 minutes it will be wednesday, not thursday. >> thank you for joining us. i know that was really profound,


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